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The 2016 Homebuilding & Renovating Shows in Glasgow, London and most recently Edinburgh have now drawn to a close. Our appearance at these shows has been a huge success leading to some exciting new lines of enquiries which we will keep you up to date with shortly…

 

COR-TEN GARDEN EDGING

In accordance with our “you design it, we make it” promise we recently completed a Cor-Ten raised garden bed for Mr Walter Thain, Managing Director of Petrofac. Mr Thain provided a drawing which we followed and after a 4 hour installation period the finished product was in place.
Testimonial “We are delighted with our new raised bed which JGB Steelcraft made for us. We were let down by another supplier who was unable to make the bed from Cor-ten Steel. JGB Steelcraft worked quickly on the project for us and completed within the timeframe. We would highly recommend them.” Mr & Mrs Thain

CORTEN SCULPTURE

Pope’s Urn Sculpture – 1796 Twickenham 2015
Our most recent Corten creation was installed in the heart of Twickenham in September 2015.  Gaining UK media coverage via twitter and various newspapers (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/28/alexander-pope-urn-scuplture-twickenham-memorial).  This sculpture has produced fabulous reviews and is a prime example of the specialised bespoke Corten Steel structures that we manufacture.

Twickenham is famously the home of English rugby but Twickenham was previously known for the creative genius Alexander Pope who was one of England’s great poets.  Coinciding with the Rugby World Cup and celebrating Alexander Pope’s work this sculpture was created for all to enjoy in a new public garden beside the Thames in the heart of Twickenham.  The completed Corten ensemble includes numerous familiar quotations representing Alexander Pope’s work and was inspired by Pope’s use of urns in garden design.

For more information on the full process undertaken to produce this magnificent structure please click here.

 

RECENT INVESTMENT

We have just invested £70k on upgrading our electricity supply with Scottish Power Energy which allows us to double the power capacity in our workshop. Alongside this investment we are creating a new store and cutting shed.

LUXEMBOURG DAYAN


“Fagend Study (1975)”, Claes Oldenburg

Our most recent Cor-ten creation is a custom made plinth (measuring 200 x 100 x 120cm) which is being used to display a magnificent sculpture made of steel and weighing in at 300kg.  The sculpture named “Fagend Study 1975” by Claes Oldenburg can be seen at the Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park, London and priced at an estimated $2million our Cor-ten plinth is doing a fine job displaying it to its full potential.

 

J.G.B Steelcraft (UK) Limited’s Commonwealth Entry “The Big G…”

The Big G… that’s the affectionate name that was given to the spectacular installation in Glasgow’s George Square. The laser cutting for this magnificent structure took place here at J.G.B Steelcraft (UK) Limited on behalf of JP Fabrications & Design Limited who constructed this landmark. We were also asked to be on call for a 2 week period during the games to repair it should any accidental damage occur. This gigantic, three-dimensional structure was designed to reflect the Games logo and is taller than a double decker bus, measuring a whopping 5.5m (18-feet) in height by 10.2m (33.5-feet) in circumference. At four tonnes, it also weighs the equivalent of an African elephant.

 

BBC FILMING AT JGB STEELCRAFT.


On 7 June 2013, the BBC visited our premises to film a 4 part documentary on “Ships that built the Commonwealth” directed by David Briggs and narrated by David Hayman.

Part of the filming process involved our directors Hugh Manley and Andrew O’Brien demonstrating the techniques used in the commonwealth shipbuilding era. Tom McKendrick one of Scotland’s most innovative artists and David Hayman Glasgow’s well known television and stage actor were onsite and involved in this process.

The documentary will be aired around June 2014 to co-inside with the Commonwealth Games.

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